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Re: Transferring the CVS to another hosts

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Transferring the CVS to another hosts
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 13:57:07 -0500 (EST)

Eyal Rif writes:
> What need to be changed when transferring a CVS from one host to another ?

Nothing -- just move the repository (preserving the ownership and
permissions of the files) and change the logical server name to point to
the new machine.  If you didn't have the foresight to use a logical
server name then you'll have to have everyone who has anything checked
out edit their CVS/Root files to point to the new server.

> How does the history files are handled... 

By "history files", do you mean the RCS files?  They don't need any
special handling.

> I just copied the CVS to another machine with a different host and I am
> getting all kind of weird problems.

You'll have to be a bit more specific if you want more help.

> For example the permissions under CVSROOT on all the files are -r--r--rw-.

That looks like you didn't preserve the permissions when you moved the

-Larry Jones

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